today was one of those days....where my husband had to force me to rejoice.
jeff and i had a little tiff on the way to church...then the pastor spoke about 1 thessalonians 5:16-18 (the verses i referenced that inspired my "rejoice always" blog entries.) who wants to rejoice after a tiff? not me! the pastor had us right down things we were 'rejoicing' over... my bitter heart thought, "NOTHING, I REJOICE OVER NOTHING!"
jeff rejoiced over our marriage...he is just too good
then, a family shared about how they rejoiced this year after the birth of their beautiful daughter, who was born with down syndrome...whoa.. i have a lot to learn.. i cried through the entire service....
we briefly spoke with dan and cathy, who are our dear friends in our small group. cathy said, "did you get your hair cut or colored?" well, little did cathy know that i decided this morning that i no longer like my haircut, so i was wearing it up. it's too short, and has TOO many layers - scraggly is a good word to describe it...
cathy jested, "did she give you a chinese mullet?" after she said it, i thought to myself, "yes, actually..."
jeff and i ran around for two hours looking for materials for christmas gifts... two hours in brooklyn, queens and manhattan...and we couldn't even find the right stuff..
i continued to complain about my scraggly hair, how i have recently gained weight and then asked to go to taco bell...HA
when we got home, before jeff would go on a run with me, he FORCED me to rejoice in FIVE things...FIVE things?!
I'll do it later.